Family Violence and Relationship Breakdowns

Family violence is taken very seriously in Australia. For the purposes of migration, family violence refers to conduct that may have been threatened, or actually taken place, that causes the alleged victim to reasonably fear or to be reasonably apprehensive about his or her own wellbeing or safety. Family violence is defined as violent, threatening or other behaviour by a …

Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)

These partner visas allow people to come to Australia to be with their de facto partner or spouse. The sponsoring partner must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible NZ citizen. Partner visas have a two-step process: temporary and permanent. To apply for this visa you must be inside Australia. If you are outside of Australia you can …

Partner (Provisional) visa (309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (100)

These partner visas allow people to come to Australia to be with their de facto partner or spouse. The sponsoring partner must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or eligible NZ citizen. Partner visas have a two-step process: temporary and permanent. To apply for this visa you must be outside of Australia. If you are inside Australia you can …

Prospective Marriage Visa (300)

The Prospective Marriage Visa (300) is designed for people who wish to come to Australia in order to marry the person sponsoring them. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible NZ Citizen. This visa is a temporary visa that lasts for 9 months. This visa cannot be extended and you cannot apply for another one. …

De Facto Relationships

A person is in a de facto relationship with another person if: They are not legally married They are not related by family They have a relationship as a couple living together on a genuine domestic basis Have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others The relationship is genuine and continuing. Both parties are …

Eligibility for Partner Visas – Same Sex Couples

The Australian Government, in what can only be described as a petty attempt to impose some members’ beliefs on society, has decided to persist with the fiction that same-sex couples cannot be married, despite the overwhelming tide of public opinion, both in Australia and in many other countries. As is the case with other areas of Australian law, the definition …